Chrisette Michele called ‘sellout’ for Trump inauguration performance

Chrisette Michele
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Chrisette Michele became the latest Black celebrity to be ridiculed for accepting an invitation to perform at Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration.

According to the President Inauguration committee, Michele agreed to the performance. It comes days after Jennifer Holliday decided to decline the offer to perform after facing severe backlash.

Other Black celebrities have also been ridiculed for meeting with Trump. Steve Harvey, Ray Lewis, Kanye West, and Martin Luther King III were all basted after agreeing to meet with Trump at Trump Towers in New York.

Michele has yet to issue a statement on why it was important for her to perform. However, she is currently facing heat on social media. Should every Black person who meets with or performs for Trump face similar backlash?

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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